Craniosacral therapist, health coach and public speaker Muneera Obaidli gives us glimpses into her wellbeing lifestyle.
Mum-of-three and wellness seeker Muneera Obaidli is passionate about realistic and long-term approaches to achieving optimum health.
Eight years ago, Muneera founded a catering business to fill a gap in the health food market in Bahrain. Since then, she’s deepened her understanding of what it
really means to have health and wellness in our lives.
Woman This Month (WTM): Tell us about your work as a craniosacral practitioner.
Muneera Obaidli (MO): I help people get in touch with themselves and their bodies. Many people get caught up in their own issues and what’s expected of them.
External factors may affect their emotional, mental and physical health. The craniosacral practice helps people get in touch with their inherent health. When there’s conflict, there’s a block in energy flow, which could manifest as an emotional problem, such as depression or even turn into a physical ailment.
I help people overcome these conflicts. We get to the root of their condition and try to connect them with their inherent blueprint of health.
WTM: The common refrain about health food is that it’s not tasty and doesn’t satisfy cravings like junk food does. What’s your take on that?
MO: I don’t believe in low calorie and low fat diets. I enjoy eating vibrant, colourful food. For example, white flour doesn’t taste good to me. I also don’t feel the need to eat refined salt. I’d much rather use sea salt, a healthier alternative.
Deep fried food isn’t necessarily tasty. When you eat whole food, you can taste its wholesomeness. Avoid processed oils, since olive oil tastes better.
It’s not that healthy food isn’t tasty; it’s about our perception of what health food is.
Try eating real food, which is more delicious and nutritious than junk food.
WTM: Can you share some of your easy health tips for our daily lives?
MO: There are three health tips that everyone can follow: drink more water, eat more fruits and vegetables, and make sure to relax and de-stress regularly!
WTM: What’s your long-term vision for your work in Bahrain?
MO: My long-term vision is to build awareness in Bahrain about a healthy lifestyle and empowering people to take charge of their own health and wellness.
A healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be about dieting and deprivation, rather it’s about finding the right balance that works for you and allows you to live the life of your dreams.
WTM: How effectively have you used social media to reach out to the community with your message of holistic wellness?
MO: I update my social media channels regularly with new articles, recipes and events that I post on my website.
I like to plan at least one event every month that reflects my message of holistic wellness. I’m very passionate about what I do and I share it with my clients, readers and followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.